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  Topic: Tiki Restoration - art guitar
Scott Thomas

Replies: 2
Views: 163

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 7 Aug 2020 1:11 pm   Subject: Tiki Restoration - art guitar
What a terrible thing to do to a '59 Jazzmaster body. (Even one with a bad paint job). A lap steel like that could be fun, though.
  Topic: Misnamed Tunings
Scott Thomas

Replies: 60
Views: 1377

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 7 Aug 2020 10:43 am   Subject: Misnamed Tunings
There is a story here about Tom Morrell doing that too, sitting at somebody else's non-pedal steel, asking what it's tuned to and doing a slow strum and getting down by intervals. To guys like that it ...
  Topic: Misnamed Tunings
Scott Thomas

Replies: 60
Views: 1377

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Aug 2020 2:52 pm   Subject: Misnamed Tunings
I must have developed the habit at the beginning. It was always both ways on the forum (at least in the no pedals section) since I became a member in the mid-'90s. People always specified high to low ...
  Topic: Misnamed Tunings
Scott Thomas

Replies: 60
Views: 1377

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Aug 2020 1:39 pm   Subject: Misnamed Tunings
b0b, do you find this spelling strange?

E
C
A
G
E
C

I think most read from top to bottom. It's quite possible when you or others see this, you are conditioned through years of looking at tu ...
  Topic: Sol Hoopi "I like you" How to rhythm strum behind vocals.
Scott Thomas

Replies: 12
Views: 390

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Aug 2020 12:13 pm   Subject: Sol Hoopi "I like you" How to rhythm strum behind vocals.
I don't have an answer but I'm curious. If this is a band, why are you as the lead instrument required to play the swing chords better played by the rhythm guitarist? Are you just wishing to add, or a ...
  Topic: Misnamed Tunings
Scott Thomas

Replies: 60
Views: 1377

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Aug 2020 11:58 am   Subject: Misnamed Tunings
I think the place of the secondary slash chord has to do with its location in the tuning sequence and also history. It was probably a straight C6 ECAGEC for years until someone (Jerry Byrd?) realized ...
  Topic: Rickenbacher Electro Model B6 (early 40’s?)
Scott Thomas

Replies: 8
Views: 613

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 4 Aug 2020 8:09 pm   Subject: Rickenbacher Electro Model B6 (early 40’s?)
Wow. A blacked out Ricky. That is the sexiest B-6 I've ever seen.
  Topic: Misnamed Tunings
Scott Thomas

Replies: 60
Views: 1377

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Aug 2020 12:10 pm   Subject: Misnamed Tunings
Fred is very knowleadgbel.
  Topic: Misnamed Tunings
Scott Thomas

Replies: 60
Views: 1377

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Aug 2020 10:37 am   Subject: Misnamed Tunings
In the Hawaiian tradition anyway, that tuning relates to the A major or "high bass A"

E
C#
A
E
C#
A

Any reference to "open" tunings relates to Spanish guitar tuned fro ...
  Topic: Misnamed Tunings
Scott Thomas

Replies: 60
Views: 1377

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Aug 2020 9:33 am   Subject: Misnamed Tunings
That would be F major.
  Topic: Misnamed Tunings
Scott Thomas

Replies: 60
Views: 1377

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Jul 2020 2:39 pm   Subject: Misnamed Tunings
Of course, steel guitar tab lists the tuning vertically on the staff at the left like so:

E
C
A
G
E
C

It's natural (for me anyway) to read from the top down, so another reason for spelling ...
  Topic: Misnamed Tunings
Scott Thomas

Replies: 60
Views: 1377

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Jul 2020 11:38 am   Subject: Misnamed Tunings
Just thinking back to the primordial beginning, I memorized the standard guitar tuning using the mnemonic edge be (eadgbe). I do the same with C6 only backwards since this is the way I first saw steel ...
  Topic: "Next To Jimmy" JB's first recording in Diatonic tuning.
Scott Thomas

Replies: 56
Views: 14147

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Jul 2020 9:37 am   Subject: "Next To Jimmy" JB's first recording in Diatonic tuning.
I decided to go ahead and bump this thread due to recent discussion and because I think it is extraordinary due to the reply from Jerry himself via his brother Jack and amazing contributions from many ...
  Topic: What Tunes Did Jerry Byrd Play on Besides Hank?
Scott Thomas

Replies: 18
Views: 706

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Jul 2020 9:03 am   Subject: What Tunes Did Jerry Byrd Play on Besides Hank?
Before Rays site closed down, i downloaded all the jb tracks he had. I am slowly adding them to my YouTube channel for those interested. I will add a few each day until they are all posted. https://m ...
  Topic: What Tunes Did Jerry Byrd Play on Besides Hank?
Scott Thomas

Replies: 18
Views: 706

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Jul 2020 9:02 am   Subject: What Tunes Did Jerry Byrd Play on Besides Hank?
This is from 1960 when Jerry was competing with pedal steel. He uses his diatonic tuning and enjoyed the fact that people swore this was pedals.

Ferlin Husky, Next To Jimmy

https://www.youtube.c ...
  Topic: What Tunes Did Jerry Byrd Play on Besides Hank?
Scott Thomas

Replies: 18
Views: 706

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 27 Jul 2020 5:10 pm   Subject: What Tunes Did Jerry Byrd Play on Besides Hank?
This is from 1960 when Jerry was competing with pedal steel. He uses his diatonic tuning and enjoyed the fact that people swore this was pedals.

Ferlin Husky, Next To Jimmy

https://www.youtube.c ...
  Topic: The talk box, a tale of two Petes (Drake and Frampton)
Scott Thomas

Replies: 13
Views: 871

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 27 Jul 2020 3:41 pm   Subject: The talk box, a tale of two Petes (Drake and Frampton)
I'm pretty sure I first heard a talk box on Rocky Mountain Way by Joe Walsh. That predated Frampton for ME only because I didn't know about him before Frampton Comes Alive.

This performance of Fore ...
  Topic: Misnamed Tunings
Scott Thomas

Replies: 60
Views: 1377

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 27 Jul 2020 3:24 pm   Subject: Misnamed Tunings
That's a nice reference, inconsistencies and all. I do think of an eight string C6 with a Bb as a C13, but on a six string with a low Bb I think of it with as C6 with the sixth string tuned down a hal ...
  Topic: Thelonious Monk's "Well, You Needn't"-Oahu Diana
Scott Thomas

Replies: 10
Views: 607

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Jul 2020 1:51 pm   Subject: Thelonious Monk's "Well, You Needn't"-Oahu Diana
You are a monster player, Steve!
  Topic: Ridiculously Difficult Santo Lick - Canadian Sunset
Scott Thomas

Replies: 31
Views: 1335

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 21 Jul 2020 9:26 am   Subject: Ridiculously Difficult Santo Lick - Canadian Sunset
Very cool! It's got to have that metallic sizzle of a bar touching an open vibrating string. You hear this sound sometimes in Western Swing styles.
  Topic: Ridiculously Difficult Santo Lick - Canadian Sunset
Scott Thomas

Replies: 31
Views: 1335

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Jul 2020 7:30 pm   Subject: Ridiculously Difficult Santo Lick - Canadian Sunset
I think you nailed it, Mike. The add on hammer even has that metallic sound I hear in the original. Exactly the sound of a bar coming down to get that note. You always amaze.
  Topic: Inspiration needed: Post your favorite non-pedal track
Scott Thomas

Replies: 34
Views: 1120

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Jul 2020 1:17 pm   Subject: Inspiration needed: Post your favorite non-pedal track
Easy choice. Bill Hatcher, Bach D minor chaconne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGIx2VTfidw

Shocked Epic!
  Topic: Inspiration needed: Post your favorite non-pedal track
Scott Thomas

Replies: 34
Views: 1120

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Jul 2020 8:50 am   Subject: Inspiration needed: Post your favorite non-pedal track
Tyler N, "Serenade To Nalani"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ1zPbp8kpI
  Topic: My final post. Was the Alkire lessons thread.
Scott Thomas

Replies: 74
Views: 2783

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 10 Jul 2020 7:31 pm   Subject: My final post. Was the Alkire lessons thread.
I suspect to some degree many of us have had a "keeper of the flame" attitude. After all, the lap steel is a very niche instrument as is. Add in the genre of music most of us are interested ...
  Topic: My final post. Was the Alkire lessons thread.
Scott Thomas

Replies: 74
Views: 2783

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 10 Jul 2020 6:38 pm   Subject: My final post. Was the Alkire lessons thread.
I wonder if the exclusivity and proprietary aspect of the eharp sewed the seeds of its own obsolescence.
 
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